Monday, August 06, 2007
  my bracelet

my bracelet, originally uploaded by estacey.

i want to get another picture of it, but overexpose it - as i did yesterday, by accident. i loved the result.

what a nice day! we didn't do much - had some french toast, ran errands (dive shop, bookstore, grocery store), chris bought me some pretty flowers (see flickr), he went to church, i went off to get his gift, he took a boat ride, i got ready.. then we went out to dinner at thai spice, where we met (awww). sake, salad, chris got some appetizer with crab in it, vegetable pad thai, shrimp panang. it was delicious! :)

after we were sitting there a few minutes, i decided to scoot on over to chris's side of the booth. then i looked over at him and said, "guess what." "what?" "we're one of those couples." "what couples?" "the couples that sit on the same side of the booth." :) i had my arm around him and we were snuggling and kissing here and there and it was altogether way too cute and ahh how nice.

the question is: WHY DIDN'T WE GET A PICTURE? we were dressed up! happy! snuggling! it was our 1st year goddamn anniversary! i had a camera along! why no picture!? i always forget! from now on, i'm always getting a picture! dammit! :(

after dinner, we went in search of ice cream, unsuccessfully (we eventually picked up dulce de leche haagen daaz at walgreens which they put on ice for us at the bar), and then stopped off at our place for a drink with dean & meredith - which is what we did after our very FIRST date (although a different venue). caymans be damned, we had a great weekend at home!

but anyway, you see here chris did a good job. very pretty bracelet!

and pardon me for using the tiffany box as a backdrop! i really wanted to put the bow back on.. but it really is a pretty box. it's either that or the bracelet on plain white!

tonight i get to figure out what those splotches are on the pictures...

Very pretty bracelet! Sounds like Chris did a good job!
Hey, I just discovered your blog and it's a good read. And that's a beautiful bracelet!
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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